Music Lessons in Upper Montclair

Up to 64% Off Private Drum Lessons

West Paterson

$70 $25

Instructors pound out the basics of rhythm and technique during one-on-one drumming lessons

Up to 70% Off Music Lessons

Wayne

$300 $99

Weekly private music lessons develop students' playing ability and understanding of music theory

55% Off Services

North Ironbound

$100 $45

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44% Off Guitar Lessons

Jersey City

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off at Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

The Waterfront

$149 $69

Experienced guitar instructor teaches the instrument's fundamentals during group classes designed for beginners

Up to 62% Off Music or Dance Classes for Kids

Multiple Locations

$250 $95

Classes teach kids aged four months to five years how to play music on violins and accordions or dance to lively tunes

63% Off Guitar Lessons 

Upper East Side

$120 $45

Lessons cover guitar basics, such as chord formations and tuning; students can also learn the guitar parts in their favorite songs

45% Off

New York

$100 $55

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Half Off Silver Music Membership with Private Lessons

Millburn

$300 $150

Learn fundamental music techniques on instruments including guitar and bass; iPads with GarageBand aid in production and composition

Up to 63% Off at Fort Lee School of Music

Fort Lee

$120 $49

Instructors educated at world-renowned music schools teach piano, violin, guitar, voice, cello, and flute

Up to 73% Off Private Music Lessons

Mountain Lakes

$145 $60

Professional instructors teach lessons in guitar, piano, voice, drum, bass, or saxophone in a relaxed environment

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Before taking the reins at Broadway Performing Arts, Elisa Heinsohn appeared on the TV series Fame, and Cleve Asbury acted in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. The duo also racked up an impressive set of Broadway credits—Asbury most recently played Mr. Ovington in the hit How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—and starred in more television commercials than a dog who can talk. Nowadays, the two continue their performing-arts work while co-owning and co-directing their studio, leading their team as they teach students from 3-year-olds to adults. The studio’s eclectic curricula hone students’ skills in disciplines such as musical theater, dance, and guitar.

357 Broad St
Bloomfield,
NJ
US

A Steinway grand piano was not designed with a three-year-old in mind. These beautiful, expensive instruments—15 to 20 of which sprawl across Lindeblad School of Music's showroom—look too imposing and elegant for a person who still dreams of growing up to become a helicopter. But at Lindeblad School of Music’s recitals, these ivory-tickling toddlers climb the Steinway's bench, dangle their legs over its pedals, and begin to pluck rich, gorgeous sound from machines hand carved from African mahogany and other opulent woods. It’s not that the Lindeblad family doesn’t know the worth of these instruments—after all, they’ve been restoring them for four generations. But the recitals epitomize one of Lindeblad School of Music's educational principles: a dual emphasis on practice and performance. As they’re taking lessons, students are preparing to play before an audience on a superb piano or realistically painted refrigerator box. The faculty who help them all possess an inclination to instruction as well as diversity in their musical experience. Before a course of piano, voice, or guitar lessons, the school's director, Dr. Vogel, pairs students interested in a specific genre, such as classical or jazz, with teachers from that field, most of whom have a master’s degree or a Ph.D. During their children's lessons, parents can wait in a reception area equipped with a coffee machine, WiFi, and a television playing music programming. For students enrolled in regular lessons, Dr. Vogel invites parents to biannual conferences with their child's instructor for progress reports and goals assessment.

101 US Highway 46
Pine Brook,
NJ
US

Elie Esper, the creative director and founder of his eponymous salon, has shown off his talents on magazine covers and runways from Paris to the Middle East, and was the official hairstylist of Couture Fashion Week in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Though his avant-garde designs have won international acclaim for more than 16 years, he still takes pride in beautifying brides before their trips down the aisle. Drawing on professional products from Kérastase, he washes away dirt and wig powder before infusing strands with color and sculpting shapes that defy both gravity and convention. His ability to bridge the gap between elegant and edgy attracts brides from around the world to Elie Esper Salon for wedding consultations and trial runs.

483 Bergen Blvd
Ridgefield,
NJ
US

The Sing With Me curriculum stretches back to the late 19th century, when a duo of sisters and early-education researchers composed the tune that would eventually become "Happy Birthday to You." Donating the popular song's royalties to a foundation, the song eventually financed the research of Ken Guilmartin, who was pursuing the role of music in early cognitive development. Teaming up with fellow researcher Lili Levinowitz, Guilmartin founded Music Together LLC, a system of musical learning that allowed kids from birth to age 7 and their parents to access the joys of music together in a fun, supportive environment. Although not every child is destined for a career as a concert pianist, Sing With Me’s teachers start from the philosophy that all children have some innate musical sense and can be taught to sing in tune, move rhythmically, and distinguish a recorder from a Charleston Chew.

304 Wootton Street
Boonton,
NJ
US

In bright, sunny studios of Areté Music Academy, pupils take part in intensive curricula taught by professional musicians, discovering their abilities and dreaming of their futures. The school culls its faculty members from schools including the Juilliard and Yale. Students—as young as ages two or as old as a cave painting of a drum set—take part in specialized courses and camps. Private and group programs focus on topics such as a particular composer, an instrument, or a specific genre. Performance opportunities abound, too, in the concerts and ensembles fostered by the school.

120 Van Nostrand Ave
Englewood Cliffs,
NJ
US

Patrons at Session 73 satiate not only their taste buds but also their eardrums by devouring international tapas in a restaurant and lounge that fuses its dining and bar areas with the thumping beats of live music. The tapas menu and musical menu—the latter of which has featured such bands as Sideways, The Ronald Reagans, and Daddy NoBux—have even been known to draw in celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon.

In addition to reverberating with live rock rhythms every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the venue pulses with tango music on Sunday, salsa music on Monday, and swing music on Tuesday as patrons swivel their hips and waggle their ears on the dance floor. Craft cocktails sporting clever names such as Big Ginger and Dragon Juice keep the movements fluid.

1359 1st Ave
New York,
NY
US